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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2020, 01:29:45 PM »
We got them up around Waldron Island but never of a size we would consider eating. Reading about it they are called a few things, tuna crab, langostilla, pelagic red crab. What is odd is they are pelagic so are suspended in the water column so I always felt it was weird to get them in shrimp pots.

Must be the secret bait.

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2020, 01:53:54 PM »
Oh very cool! Haha. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2020, 05:35:29 PM »
Oh very cool! Haha. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2020, 06:51:04 PM »
Very cool catch! I got a sea cucumber in a crab pot this year. It was surprisingly tasty.
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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2020, 07:12:49 PM »
We would catch similar critters in SE AK and was told to call them scampi  :dunno:  Never ate them but they were pretty small. Always amazing what you might get in a pot out of the deep.

Sea cucumbers are tasty, radial muscles are similar to clam strips when cooked right. Commercial fished for them for a number of years. Never ate the skins, but very popular in some Asian cultures.

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2020, 10:14:06 PM »
We would catch similar critters in SE AK and was told to call them scampi  :dunno:  Never ate them but they were pretty small. Always amazing what you might get in a pot out of the deep.

Sea cucumbers are tasty, radial muscles are similar to clam strips when cooked right. Commercial fished for them for a number of years. Never ate the skins, but very popular in some Asian cultures.

I've eaten a few deep fried Sea Cukes, tasty, but too much work. I only cook them for effect any more.  :chuckle:

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2020, 10:22:43 PM »
Ok, so how'd it taste?????? Inquiring minds are waiting... :chuckle:
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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2020, 12:36:14 PM »
Ok, so how'd it taste?????? Inquiring minds are waiting... :chuckle:

Preserved in a jar of alcohol for posterity, or an emergency....   :chuckle:

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2020, 02:24:36 PM »
Ok, so how'd it taste?????? Inquiring minds are waiting... :chuckle:

Preserved in a jar of alcohol for posterity, or an emergency....   :chuckle:

so you are marinating it  :dunno:

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2020, 07:42:14 PM »
Ok, so how'd it taste?????? Inquiring minds are waiting... :chuckle:

Preserved in a jar of alcohol for posterity, or an emergency....   :chuckle:

How well does that work on a crustacean? I'm assuming you can't ever remove it from the alcohol?

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2020, 07:57:33 PM »
Ok, so how'd it taste?????? Inquiring minds are waiting... :chuckle:

Preserved in a jar of alcohol for posterity, or an emergency....   :chuckle:

How well does that work on a crustacean? I'm assuming you can't ever remove it from the alcohol?

You can remove for short observation periods. Alcohol does tend to pull the pink fats out of shellfish though.

 


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